Course Schedule

All 2021 courses have concluded. The course schedule for 2022 will be announced later this fall.

Owing to the status of the COVID-19 vaccines, Rare Book School offered courses only online in 2021. This was a difficult decision to make, but we are dedicated to offering the best educational experience possible for you, our students. In the current circumstances that goal was best met through virtual classes and community-building opportunities.

Online Course Schedules 

Online courses this summer were primarily synchronous, and all course sessions were held within the week listed below.

Course Applications

Most Rare Book School online courses in 2021 accepted between 20 and 23 students; some exceptions were open to up to 47 students.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Certificates of Proficiency

This year, RBS-awarded scholarships and fellowships were redeemable for online courses. A scholarship or fellowship could be redeemed for either: one 22-hour course; two 10-hour courses; one 10-hour course along with one or two 6-hour courses; or three 6-hour courses.

Please note that a single award may not be broken over multiple years; recipients who elected to use an award this year cannot reserve any remaining funds for 2022, regardless of how many 10- or 6-hour courses they took in 2021. For more information, please contact rbsscholarships@virginia.edu or your RBS-awarded scholarship or fellowship administrator directly.

The online courses will also count toward RBS Certificates of Proficiency.

More Information 

For more information, see the Course Application page for details of the application process. For information on fees and other related costs, please visit the Program Costs page. For general information about RBS, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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